Atlantic City

Director:   Louis Malle
Year:   1981
Language:   English
Time:   104 minutes

Like a fading beauty, Atlantic City is seeking a facelift in the late 1970s with legal gambling as a source of finance for the operation. Burt Lancaster plays a small time numbers runner who must adjust to the changes being wrought in his town.

In addition to a Best Picture nomination, it received four other Oscar nominations.

Rated R for language, violence and drug use.

Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.


About the director Louis Malle

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